Monthly Archives: September 2013

Great British Bake Off Week 6: Mango, Coconut, Ginger, and Mint Tea Loaf

Can you tell I’m trying to use up some of the random ingredients from my cupboards? I have made regular tea loaf cake before, and it’s a much underrated baked good I think, so simple to put together, but of course requiring a bit of forward planning to soak your fruit overnight….and yeah, technically it isn’t […]

Great British Bake Off Week 5: Almond, Lemon, and Strawberry Traybake

Time to get back involved with the Bloggers Bake Off! As I made tuiles a couple of weeks ago, and don’t have any need to make a biscuit tower (I’m not sure that anyone does really), I decided to make a tray bake. At first I was thinking of a tray bake as one of […]

Spaghetti Squash Bake

Last weekend when my friends were visiting, My friend Rivka and I went to our local greengrocers (Dig in), and she bought a Spaghetti Squash. I had never heard of such a thing, but later on in the week after she posted about hers, and Dig in posted a link about them on Facebook, I […]

Petits Fours: Coconut and Mango Napoleons

This has been one fun weekend, but HECTIC! The Jane Austen Promenade (and all the preparation) was funtimes, then we went to see Jimmy Eat World (and danced our asses off), and then yesterday and today we have been crafting some Sorbetto and Sorbetto variations for both Lizzie and Rivka. But, back to real life. I only […]

Jane Austen Promenade.

I have lived in Bristol for 8 years, and each year I have always wanted to go to the Jane Austen Festival… but never got around to it… Given that we are moving to California in less than 2 months, it was now or never! My friends were also already coming down this weekend, so […]

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 4: Paul Hollywood’s Custard Tarts

Pie week! For me, there was only one option as to what I was going to make this week as we do love custard tarts here in my workplace, although, it’s a bit of a cop out as I’ve made custard tarts before. But I thought I would give Paul’s recipe a go, see if […]

Great British Bake Off Week 3: Petits Fours – White Chocolate and Basil Tuiles

So, this week the bake off is all about Trifle, Floating Islands, and Petits Fours. I hate Trifle, and didn’t fancy the sound of Floating Islands either, so that left the Petits Fours Showstopper Challenge as the theme for challenging myself with this week! I have already made macarons before, and other little tarts and […]